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ADB boosts electricity connections with US$100million fund

Approximately 87,500 no-pole customers to be connected to the electricity grid Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda government has secured $100milion funding from the African Development Bank to switch-on some of the long-pending new electricity connection applicants under the Umeme electricity distribution footprint. Commissioned in Waibuga Sub County in …

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Inaugural energy Mkutano is today, focusing on energy and economy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Energy is a key driver for economic growth and development across all economies. It is the catalyst through which real transformation can be achieved due to its multiplier effects across many aspects of our lives. It is against this background that The Mkutano and Ministry …

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30 arrested for leading strike in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city are holding 30 youths for leading a strike and vandalizing vehicles in Namulesa cell in Northern city division. Key suspects in detection at Jinja Central Police Station are Ezra Kube, Alex Lubaale, Tadeo Mugerwa and Abbey Waiswa. They are accused of …

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Hundreds flee homes in Busia over illegal power connections

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of Busia municipal residents fled their homes on Monday morning during the crackdown on illegal power consumers. It all started after a team of Umeme officials backed by the police stormed Arubaine, Marachi A, Mbale Kidogo Sofia, Madibira, Nangwe shops, Solo A and Solo …

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MPs block gov’t statement on Umeme performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have blocked the presentation of a government statement on the performance of Umeme, insisting that it would be a wasted effort because the House already recommended termination of the contract with the power distribution company. Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa was scheduled to …

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No dividends for shareholders as Umeme concession uncertainty persists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme has decided not to pay out any dividends to its shareholders despite the significant recovery in business over the last one year, according to the performance indicators. The unexplained decision comes amidst what the company calls uncertainty created by the delayed government …

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Umeme impersonator arrested in Busia district

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busia police are holding a man suspected to be extorting money from residents in disguise that he works with Umeme. The suspect has been identified as Vincent Ouma, 35 years, a resident of Marachi village in Eastern division of Busia municipality. Ouma is accused of …

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Umeme, Stanbic dominate Uganda bourse trading

Future performance remains uncertain due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Stock turnover at the Uganda Securities Exchange recorded a 74% growth in the second quarter of this year to Shs5.9bn compared to the previous session as energy and banking dominated trading. Electricity distributor, Umeme, …

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Lira market vendors to install individual yaka meters

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme has allowed vendors in Lira main market to install individual yaka meters. The move is aimed at solving the problem of accumulated power bills since each vendor will be responsible for paying for their individual power consumption. Lira main market has been …

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